| Aug 25, 2013
In the 1957 Isaac Asimov short story "Silly Asses," Earthlings are added to a galactic book of planetary races that have reached maturity — defined as those that have developed nuclear capability. But then the keeper of the book learns that atomic...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 9:37 PM
Nowadays, the federal government leavens its usual quotient of incompetence with large dollops of illegality. This is eliciting robust judicial rebukes, as when, last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia instructed the Nuclear...
| Aug 18, 2013
We share a deep and abiding passion for and fascination with the ocean that has led us since childhood to wander the world under the waves. We also share an increasing concern that the health of the ocean is rapidly deteriorating under the strain of human...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:57 PM
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is "flouting the law" by not conducting a licensing review of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada, a federal appeals court said Tuesday.
The ruling was a victory of sorts for those who want the...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Some city officials are salivating at the possibility of a food waste diversion plan, but it's not on the table — yet.
Under the terms of a new contract approved at the July 16 council meeting, Waste Management is obligated to come up with a plan...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 12:50 PM
The owner of a single-family house in Glenview that was slated for demolition earlier this month is appealing the village's decision.
The unfinished house at 4111 Kennicott Lane has been vacant for about five years. The village deemed it a nuisance...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:06 PM
When I arrived at The Morning Call almost a decade ago after many years at other newspapers, I became a general assignment reporter. That meant I was there to be sicced on the news of the day, to come up with ideas of my own and to peck away at one...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:54 PM
A coalition of environmental activists and consumer groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state Department of Toxics Substances Control, seeking an injunction to stop the demolition and disposal of buildings at the Santa Susana Field Lab....
| Aug 5, 2013
| 7:00 PM
A coalition of environmental groups accused state regulators Monday of allowing low-level radioactive waste from the former Santa Susana Field Laboratory to be illegally disposed of in landfills not licensed to receive such material.
Consumer Watchdog, ...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Next year, 200 elementary and middle school students from Indian Prairie District 204 and other west suburban school districts will work in labs designed by their teachers and staff at Aurora University, along with scientists and business people from...
| Aug 3, 2013
Asubstantial number of poor mothers have difficulty affording disposable diapers for their babies, according to a study reported on Monday by The Times. The article spotlighted a disabled, out-of-work single mother who said buying diapers for her 11-...